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Josh Williams

11 Josh Williams

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Named to the 2008 Horizon League All-Tournament team...started all 19 matches he played in as a junior...finished season tied for second on team with three assists...his three goals all came during conference or league tournament play...scored goals in back-to-back league games against Valparaiso (10/11) and at Detroit (10/17), which proved to be the game-winner...recorded one goal and the game-winning assist in CSU's 2-1 win over Wright State in the quarterfinals of league tournament...also picked up assists against Niagara (9/12) and Wright State (10/25).


Starter in all 17 matches at midfield in which he played in...ranked second on the team in assists (3) and points (5)... finished fourth in shots (16) and shots on goal (9)...scored only goal of the season in the closing minutes in a loss to Notre Dame College (9/19)...set career high for shots (3) against Butler, including two on goal (10/19)...dished out assist on game winning goal in a 1-0 win over Western Michigan (9/5)...also tallied assists versus Butler (10/19) and Wright State (10/21).


Received Horizon League All-Newcomer team accolades after starting all 18 matches in debut season...scored two goals and ranked fourth on the team with 19 shots...five of his tries were on goal...attempted career-high four shots versus Loyola (9/24)...tallied a goal in 2-0 win over Detroit (10/18)...scored marker and had three shots in Horizon League Championship loss at Loyola (10/28).


A three-year letter-winner at Copley High...helped direct his team to a 14-2-3 mark and a conference title with 25 goals and 13 assists as a senior en route to earning second team all-state accolades...a team co-captain, was a two-time all-conference, all-district and NSCAA all-region during his prep career while finishing tied for the most points (124) in school a junior, recorded 19 goals while adding eight assists to be named the Soccer Player of the Year by the Akron Touchdown Club...twice named to the Akron Beacon Journal's soccer all-star first team...was a three-year letterwinner in baseball and twice in basketball.


Born April 18, 1988, in Akron, Ohio...son of Steve and Kathy Williams...has one brother, management major.